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THE ELEPHANT AS AN  EMBLEM

specimens which have been and are in the possession of the Zoologi-
cal Society, and other proprietors. It was apparently used in the
past. Certain Carthaginian coins are stamped with a figure of

the African Elephant; "but in Africa no attempts are now made
to utilise this creature except for food and ivory.
The  meaning  of an  Elephant as  an  emblem, upon  a  coin
>         to be  eternity, and there is no question  but   thai the